100 Days, Day 030

Radio

I mostly listen to the same music. I have a handful of playlists, with a few hundred songs, and usually I’m listening to them on shuffle, and don’t deviate a lot from those. A few of the playlists have been downloaded to the iPhone, and I listen to them when riding motorcycles, or when I’m abroad, as well as when we’re home and, basically, whenever we need a little music on our lives. As one does.

Once a year I try the “You might like this” feature on the streaming service, and enjoy it, but soon I’m back to the same familiar tunes.

The only time I do something different is when I’m driving. I listen to radio. Always the same station, the only one I listen to. It’s been like this for ever.

I used to drive a lot, and this was the station I listened when I did. A lot of the music on those playlists comes from Shazaming songs they play.

I can’t stand any other station. This one is unique, the others all sound alike.

It’s the last thing I do whenever I’m ready to drive away on a car, any car: tune that station, and hit the road.

That station is Radar. 97.8.

I can listen to it when I’m home, but I never do.

I can listen to it on the phone, with Triode or something else, but I never do.

I can listen to it on the browser, but I never do.

I only listen to it while driving. But I can’t drive without it (*).

There’s a streaming link on their site, if you’d like to give it a go.

(*) not 100% true, because the reception gets really spotty far from Lisbon, and I drive in a ton of other places... but you get the point.


This is day 030 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge. You can find out all about this project at 100daystooffload.com.